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Skyward Sword Ancient Hylian - Font by Sarinilli Skyward Sword Ancient Hylian - Font by Sarinilli
July 08 2014: Here we go again with fixes and updates... sorry guys, I keep doing this to you! I went and fixed some issues in ALL my fonts. Enjoy!

"Alphabet existing from the reign of the goddess Hylia. It can be seen in various locations such as in Skyloft and the pedestal of the Goddess’ Sword where it is enshrined. This ancient text can not be translated."

...Until now!

It's finally here! The complete Skyward Sword Hylian Alphabet, and as a font to boot!

All characters are assigned accordingly, even J, Q and X which had previously eluded readability.

In light of Hyrule Historia claiming that the alphabet was "too ancient to translate", the small text in the Lanayru images in fact were hiding the full alphabet, right under our noses.

--- Here's an image showing how to see the alphabet in game:… ---

This is free for personall use. It is also free to upload elsewhere so long as credit for the font creation is given. A link back would be nice, too. ;3

If you want to read my story about how this started, and ended... my blog post is here:…

Info & FAQS:

You'll need to unzip the archive before you can install the font. I recommend using 7-Zip:
* Font installation on windows: Drag & drop the font file into the C:WINDOWSFonts folder, or double click to open the font file and click the "install" button.
* Font installation on a mac: place the font file in the Home Folder > Library > Font Folder

Q: Some of the letters are using the same character, is it supposed to be this way?
A: Yes. The alphabet used throughout the game has some of the characters doubling as more than one letter. The doubled ones are supposed to be that way, and are as follows:
D & W - E & K - G & Q - I & X - O & Z - P & T

Update: 11:30am MST on 3 Jan 2012:
Anyone who had trouble with the font not showing up in certain programs should redownload the zip file. I got help from a friend and found out that apparently the first upload got broken somehow. Go figure. SO sorry for the trouble! It should work just fine now for everyone.

You will need an unzipping tool like 7zip or WinRar to open the archive.

The news of this font has made it from my little hidey hole over on Zelda Universe…, all the way to sites like Kotaku… , ScrewAttack… , and even IGN's UK site… .

You guys have no idea how shocked and happy I am to see this spread so quickly. Thank you all. ♥

Please forgive me if I don't reply to every comment or thank everyone who favourites this. I am reading the messages, but it's a bit overwhelming to try and keep up with. Thanks go out to everyone who views, favs, downloads and comments. ♥

Update! Feb. 13th 2012:'s "6 Pop Culture Mysteries That Were Solved by Fans" has listed my work and font here as number 4. Thanks guys! Article here:…


Check out the "full" Ancient Hylian alphabet font, altered by yours truly for use with the Hylian Language!
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hey a doubt this alphabet its based on the english alphabet or the japanese?????
and thanks by the way
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
The official game version is based off of English. This one and the Twilight Princess alphabets both are; whereas the OoT official Hylian and the Wind Waker era are both based on Japanese.

Likewise if you want something a little different there are my alphabet adaptions for my language project which aren't technically based off of either but can be used for both as they're combination singular and syllabary alphabets. :3
CoopWolf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
THIS FONT IS SO AWESOME!! Spirit Tracks Link And Zelda The HD Groose is loose Violet Link Smile 
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Combo89 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You worked so much, good work! :')
Thank you for the font, too! *A*
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Of course! And thank you, too! :3
Combo89 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Someday I will link you my work with font inside! :')
Keijn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see... but can't believe... :o....

You are simply MARVELOUS!!!!! :squee:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awwww thank you! So glad you like it! ♥
Keijn Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved! You are simply a genius! Awesome linguist.

Actually, how many marriage proposal you've got? Hundreds? ^_^
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